With many current graphics cards supporting over three display outputs, multi-monitor setups are becoming easier than ever. However, it can be difficult to figure out what setup suits a situation best.
Spotting the opportunity to help its users make the right choice, AOC has put together a practical guide for those looking to make use of a multi-monitor setup.
The brand offers a variety of monitors for various needs, and so has offered up some simple ideas for different types of users to maximise their gaming experience:
Ultimate HDR 144 Hz gaming setup – livestreaming proofed
“This impressive setup’s main display is AOC’s curved AGON AG322QC4, an epic 31.5” (80.01 cm) gaming monitor with a 2560x1440 resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, and 4 ms response time, perfectly suited for single player and multiplayer action, RTS, fighting games. It is also HDR-compliant with VESA DisplayHDR 400 and has a native contrast ratio of 3000:1, which will let gamers enjoy the latest games and movies with ambitious HDR graphics on a comfortable, large display.
“This amazing monitor can be flanked with AOC’s 24.5” (62.2 cm) G2590PX vertically on the left or right, which is especially useful for livestreamers on Twitch/YouTube, because it enables the gamers to use them as a secondary information display, to show live chat and interact with users easily.
“In the horizontal position the G2590PX is perfect for FPS players. This beast of a gaming monitor comes with a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time. While the G2590PX is equipped with AMD FreeSync, the AG322QC4 supports AMD’s FreeSync 2, so gamers will enjoy tear and stutter-free gaming with both displays.”
Timeline-based video sequencer setup for aspiring gaming YouTubers
“AOC’s curved AGON AG352UCG6 is a 35” (88.98 cm) beast of a gaming monitor, with 3440x1440 UWQHD resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio, Nvidia G-SYNC support, 120 Hz refresh rate and a VA panel for an impressive 2500:1 contrast ratio. It’s equally a productivity booster as well as a gaming monitor.
“Since video producers often use a timeline-based software, they need to have the widest window possible to see the complete timeline of their projects at a glance. The AG352UCG6’s ultra-wide display is a perfect option for this scenario. Such users can complement the display with the AOC AGON AG271QG, a 27” (68.59 cm) WQHD (2560x1440 pixels) IPS display with great colour accuracy and VESA mount support. Users can either use the AG271QG in horizontal or vertical orientation, on the left/right side or on top of the AG352UCG6, depending on their preferred use case.”
Three C24G1’s for ultimate immersion in simulation games
“While a single gaming monitor from AOC’s new G1 Series such as the 24” (59.9 cm) C24G1 is immersive by itself thanks to its aggressive 1500R curvature, positioning three of these monitors horizontally will cover a user’s full peripheral vision. A 144 Hz refresh rate, FreeSync and 1 ms MPRT guarantee a fluid gaming experience. Gamers can almost seamlessly combine three C24G1s side-by-side due to their 3-sides frameless design and fully adjustable stands.
“This setup is mostly suited for fans of high immersion gameplay, such as flight or racing simulators so they can recreate the cockpit in the comfort of their homes.”
It’s not just gamers that can benefit from a multi-monitor setup. AOC has also offered up advice for business users looking to maximise productivity.
Two X24P1 (16:10) monitors side-by-side for ultimate productivity
“AOC’s X24P1 model belongs to the business oriented P1 Series. The 24.1” (61.1 cm) X24P1’s 16:10 aspect ratio and 1920x1200 pixels resolution already increase productivity by providing more vertical screen estate compared to 1920x1080 monitors and makes working on spreadsheets and documents or browsing websites a breeze.
“Businesses already witnessed the benefits of multi-monitor setups, where users can have an email client constantly open on one display, so they won’t miss any incoming communication, and can simultaneously work on their projects on the next display. According to a study1 from the University of Utah, multiple-monitor configurations increase productivity by 10 % and reduce errors by 33 %, while according to another survey2 with over thousand end users, users’ estimated productivity gains averaged 42 %.
“Thanks to the 3-sides frameless design of the X24P1 and its height adjustable and pivotable stand, it is suited perfectly for a business-focused dual-monitor setup. The IPS panels with great colour accuracy and wide viewing angles ensure a comfortable viewing experience in a multi-monitor configuration. Users such as coders/programmers who need more vertical space can use one or both monitors in pivot mode, too.”
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